The lying ego is the only thing that dies when the Self is realized. The Self is realized when the mind is actually purified. The mind can only be purified through action, and not through imagination. When the mind is utilized to project the qualities of the Self through the process of living (acting), only then is ego eradicated from the mind.
As long as we are in our ego, we are lying to our Self. When ego is dropped, the mind is elevated, and this is called “raising consciousness.”